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Dr. Thomas, MD
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Pain in left upper quad. Began yesterday when sun bathing and turned to lay on the stomach

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Pain in left upper quad. Began yesterday when sun bathing and turned to lay on the stomach when Och!something happened and I have this pain. It feels somewhat better with splitting.{QUESTION}
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
you have not asked a question.
I assume you wonder what this is.
Pain in this area can be pancreatitis: you need the ER as this would be serious and potentially life threatening. It is not self help or self treatment.
Pain in this area can also be from
stomach ulcer
colon problem [diverticulosis/itis]
IBS: irritable bowel.
Problem with the spleen.
I suggest immediate examination.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry not sure why I wrote splitting I meant splinting. The area that is very painful would be the area of the spleen. All I did was turn over and I felt a pop and had the pain. I guess I'm trying to avoid a ER visit.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
You can't avoid an ER visit here.
This is:
a. acute
b. potentially serious
c. in need of lab testing.
We do not diagnose or treat here, and we do not replace a doctors visit. We answer specific medical questions. Let me know if there is anything not answered.
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